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Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs #Blogtober

 Jazz up boring old chicken legs, by baking them in this delicious sweet and savoury glaze.



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Chicken legs always seem to go on sale. Only thing is, now that my kids are older, they prefer chicken breast. So I was trying to find a way to cook chicken legs, that would make the kids excited to eat them. I usually just season with garlic, salt and pepper and roast them in the oven. I thought I'd try making a glaze to bake them in.

This chicken was delicious! I loved how thick and sticky the glaze became, while baking in the oven. I basted the chicken legs every 10 minutes, while baking, to get them nice and coated. The kids really loved the sweetness of the chicken. Leftovers were super yummy, paired with Naan bread the following day. 








Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs


2 lbs chicken legs
1/4 C nut oil, or olive oil
1/3 C low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
1/4 C ketchup
2/3 C raw honey
6 cloves garlic, minced
fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt
green onion tops, chopped (garnish)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in a large baking dish and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, ketchup, honey, garlic, pepper and salt. Pour mixture over the chicken legs, turning legs to coat evenly.

Bake for 50 minutes, to 1 hr, basting the chicken with the glaze every 10 minutes. Chicken should read 165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer, when inserted near the bone. Let rest 10 minutes and baste one last time with glaze, before transferring to a serving dish. Garnish with green onion tops.



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  1. These sound easy to make and delicious! Definitely going to try them out. :)

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  2. These look amazing! Love the flavor combination!

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  4. Wow. That looks heavenly, I'd love to try this!

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